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Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri of Adamawa state, has commended the Nigerian Army for its continuous sacrifice at keeping the Country intact against external aggressions and terrorism from within.

Fintiri gave the commendation at the 2022 West African Social Activities (WASA) an annual social event that gives personal of the Nigerian Army a home feeling that despite being away from their homelands, they are not detached from their cultures and traditions.

Fintiri who was special guest of honor on the occasion said, that Nigeria still remains one and forges ahead as so is a credit majorly for the Army.

Ahmadu Fintiri observed that terrorism has claimed the lives of many Soldiers on battle grounds, and suggested that the Nation’s Army deserves better that what it is today.

Fintiri himself is a child of a soldier, he recounted the rigours of hardwork personnel go through to secure the Nation’s territory opined that it is not a misplacement of priority if the federal government prioritize their welfare and that of their families.

In his typical nature of rewarding excellence, Fintiri donated the sum of five million naira to Major Bala, the commander joint taskforce whose effort at coordinating respective uniform personnel against crimes and terrorism in the state is appreciated.

The governor also announced the donation of two million naira respectively to a logistics/mentainance Army officer for resilience in carrying out his task.

Following a great display of military know- how by students of the Army Command Children’s school during the event, Fintiri also announced to direct the state ministry of education to construct a block of six classrooms for the school.

In an opening remarks, Brigade Commander 23 Armoured brigade, Brigadier general Aminu Mustapha Garba lauded Fintiri’s encouragement and pledge that the brigade under his Command will continue to engage bad elements from distorting the serenity of the state and beyond.

He admonished Soldiers and officers of the Army to redouble efforts at counter insurgency struggles to rid the nation off terrors.

Highpoint of the occasion was cultural displays by respective cultural troupes as well as presentation of awards to outstanding soldiers.

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Police arrest 3 hunters over kidnapping in Adamawa



The Adamawa State Police Command has arrested 3 local hunters and others for conspiring to aid kidnapping in Girei and Fufore Local Governments in the state.

The state’s Police Public Relations Officer, SP Sulaan Nguroje, in a statement said the suspects, Auwal Mohammed (28), Isa Umaru (40), and Rabiu Mohammed (19) have been terrorising Pariya Daware and Girei villages.

He said the police had recovered one motorcycle, locally made pistols and other items from the suspects.

“Investigation so far reveals that the suspects betrayed the trust repost in them by the community members of protecting lives and property, went ahead supplying food items and other basic needs to their fellow kidnappers around that area,” the statement said.

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Gov. Fintiri has assented to the Adamawa State Districts Creation (Repeal and Re-enactment) Law 2022.



Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri has assented to the Adamawa State Districts Creation (Repeal and Re-enactment) Law 2022.

The Law which is to be cited as The Adamawa State Districts Creation (Repeal and Re-enactment) Law 2022 comes into effect from the 19th day of May 2022.

This is contained in a statement released by Governor Fintiri’s Press Secretary Mr Himwashi Wonosikou on Thursday.

The Law therefore Repeals The Adamawa State Districts Creation Law No. 1 of 1992; The Adamawa State Districts Creation (Amendment) Law No. 3 of 1992 and The Adamawa Districts Creation (Amendment) Law No. 1 of 1996.

The Re-enacted Law which provides for the Appointment, Selection and Deposition of Districts Heads seeks to create additional Districts for State, provide for the appointment of Acting Districts Head and introduce new procedure for screening and selection of Districts Heads.

Subject to this Law or any other Law that may be enacted by the House, the Council shall continue to exercise such administrative powers and perform such functions in respect of Districts as are contained in the Local Government Law 1977 as amended.

The Council shall have the power to appoint Districts Heads, and selection shall be in accordance with traditon and custom of the area constituting the Districts and in the presence of a representative of the Council and such security agents as the Council may request, but where no traditional methods of selection exist, the Council shall constitute a Screening Committee to screen and clear candidates eligible for election.

However, any aggrieved person who has sought to be selected or elected may within two weeks petition the Council.

The council also has powers to depose District Heads and discipline any found wanting whose conduct is being investigated for a period of six Months.

In the event where a District Head is deposed, it shall be final and Conclusively only if approved by the Governor and such approval shall be given within 30 days.

The Adamawa State House of Assembly had earlier passed the Bill on 13th April, 2022.

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Gov. Fintiri Observe Eid-El-Fitr Prayer in Yola.



Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri, On Monday joined thousands of other Muslims to observe the twenty twenty two Eid-El-Fitr Celebration, Which mark’s the end of one Month Ramadan fast.

The Governor observe the two raka’at prayers at the Yola Eid ground alongside former Vice President Atiku Abubakar who Doubles as Waziri Adamawa, Speaker State Assembly Rtd. Hon. Aminu Iya Abbas, SSG Bashir Ahmad, and the
Galadima of Adamawa Alhaji Mustafa Aminu, among others.

Speaking in an interview shortly after observing the Eid prayers, Governor Umaru Fintiri, Congratulated Muslims in Adamawa for a successful completion of this year’s Ramadan fast.

The Governor advice Muslim Ummah to use the lessons learned during the spiritual exercise to champion the course of peaceful coexistence and love for development of Adamawa and Nigeria.

On the 2023 General elections, Governor Fintiri called on the people to extend the lessons learnt during Ramadan by respecting one another before during and after the elections.

The Chief Imam of Modibbo Adama Central Mosque Yola, Khadi Amadu Bobboi led the two raka’at prayers offered special prayers after presenting the Eid Sermon.

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